- Jan 26, 2017
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This screenshot is all nonsense.After a lot of research, I found this:
Yes, this.Keep in mind that sanitizer, whether star san or bleach, is only as good as your initial cleaning routine. Any particulates that get caught in your equipment will be a spot that doesn't get sanitized. It is important that things are clean and debris free before you sanitize.
Come on, it was on the internet, it HAS to be true! LOL . All kidding aside, I'm glad you chimed in on this. I'm a relative newbie to brewing (1.5 years) and have learned a TON by reading your posts on this forum, so I appreciate your insight. The "acid vs base" sanitizer discussion and it's interaction with yeast is something I will need to research further. I can say that this process did end my infection situation. Whether that was just a matter of chance or because of the bleach (base) soak is beyond me.This screenshot is all nonsense.
Acidic sanitizers like Star San and Iodophor ARE effective against both yeast and bacteria.
This is what I recommend:
- Water rinse immediately after use.
- Take things apart.
- Soak in hot PBW (removes organic matter).
- Water rinse.
- Acid rinse (removes inorganic matter).
- Water rinse.
- Sanitize before and after assembling, immediately before use. Don't rinse.
Milk The Funk presents scientific information to debunk myths about Star SanThe "acid vs base" sanitizer discussion and it's interaction with yeast is something I will need to research further.
Rinsing with an acid removes inorganic residue. This make it so microbes can't as easily stick to the surface and it allows sanitizers to work more effectively.can you clarify what you mean by an "Acid Rinse" in this 9-step process?
This looks similar to Star San - would it work?This product is good:
It's phosphoric acid with a surfactant.
Just a thought, but maybe the rushed transfer left too much yeast behind to finish fermentation without creating off-flavors? Still, that would not explain your other ruined batches.SECONDARY (1 week)
(Racked to 2ndary carboy after 4 days due to blowoff hose leak)